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Table 1 Description of allometric equations used to estimate aboveground biomass for field plots

From: Improving aboveground biomass maps of tropical dry forests by integrating LiDAR, ALOS PALSAR, climate and field data

Author of equation Type of forest Biological form/class size Allometric equation
Ramírez et al. [44] Deciduos and semi-deciduos Tree/DBH < 10 cm EXP(− 4.1392 + 0.99 * LN(DBH2 * LENG) + 1.2268 * DENS)
Chave et al. [45] Deciduos and semi-deciduos Tree/DBH ≥ 10 cm DENSI * EXP(− 0.667 + 1.784 * LN(DBH) + 0.207 * LN(DBH)2 − 0.0281 * LN(DBH)3)
Guyot [46] Semi-evergreen Tree/DBH < 10 cm EXP(1.3636 * LN(DBH) + 1.615 * LN(LENG) − 2.9267)
Cairns modified [47] by Urquiza-Haas et al. [48] Semi-evergreen Tree/DBH ≥ 10 cm EXP(− 2.12605 + 0.868 * LN(DBH2 * TH) + (0.0939/2)) * (DENS/0.7)
Chave et al. [49] Deciduos, semi-deciduos and semi-evergreen Liana/DBH ≥ 2.5 cm EXP(0.049 + 2.053 * LN(DBH))
Frangi and Lugo [50] Deciduos, semi-deciduos and semi-evergreen Palms/DBH ≥ 10 cm − 4.51 + (7.7 * LENG)
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